Class Timetables

Longfield hall, Camberwell

Most classes are held in the Lower hall on weekdays and Main hall on Saturdays. Alongside our termly classes, McAlpine Dance collaborates with Longfield Hall Trust in delivering many courses and workshops which are free to the local community.

Class times

Clyde Hall, Croydon

Every Wednesday
General Tap
09.30- 10.25
General Ballet
10.30 – 12.00
(with Alison Doubleday at the piano)

Autumn  Term Dates 2019

Saturday 14th September to Saturday 14th December

Half term break – Saturday 19th October to Friday 25th October

Class information

Please note all classes are at Longfield hall unless otherwise stated.

McAlpine Dance

We follow the Royal Academy of Dance method of training for ballet, regularly entering our students for exam sessions throughout the year.

Start To Dance

Mondays, Saturdays

Start To Dance is designed for the toddler to learn the basic movements through rhythmic exercises and story telling with the use of nursery rhymes and fun, musical extracts.

Pre Primary In Dance

Mondays, Saturdays

This is appropriate for the 4 to 5 years.

Primary In Dance

Mondays, Saturdays

This is appropriate for the 5 – 6 years
Grades 1 – 3 are appropriate for 7 year olds and above
Grades 4 – 8 age and ability to be assessed by the teacher.

Spanish Dance


Students are entered regularly for the Spanish Dance society exams. Ingresso (level 1). Level 2,3 classes for more experienced dancers. Adults welcome.

Drama Class


Our Saturday class includes confidence building games and exercises, geared for ages 7 – 14 years of age.

Stage Club

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

Stage Club incorporates tap and musical theatre dance (ISTD Tap and Modern). The class levels (1,2,3) correspond to the ISTD modern and tap – primary to grade 3. Children will also enjoy dancing together in non syllabus routines each week.

Contemporary/Lyric Jazz


Our Saturday class includes core strength and stretching exercises as well as incorporating dance routines. This class is suitable for teenagers and adults.

50+ Ballet / Conditioning


Louisa is delighted that Longfield Hall has successfully got funding for this FREE class to resume for 10 classes. Contact for more information about these classes.


Adult Ballet and Tap classes

General Tap

Wednesdays -Clyde hall, Fridays – Longfield Hall

Beginners and improvers are welcome to these classes. Feel fit while enjoying the dance routines which are often from the musicals we all love!

General  Ballet

Wednesdays- Clyde hall, Fridays – Longfield Hall

All are welcome from beginners to those who have a basic knowledge of dance. Our adults enjoy a safe, inclusive space to rekindle the joy of dance

Mondays, Tuesdays

Intermediate Ballet

Some experience is required to get the most out of this level of class. Adults are also welcome to join the RAD Intermediate listed classes.

Ballet / Tap dance coaching – private

Extra coaching classes are available. Contact Louisa for more information.

Download full timetable of all Autumn classes at Longfield Hall and Clyde Hall